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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

Popular Wineries in Alba View all

  • Cantina Monti

    Located at Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe hills, the estate was founded in 1996, wh...

  • Grasso, Azienda Agricola Elio

    Currently, the Elio Grasso estate has a productive vineyard holding of 14 hectares. The cellar us...

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  • Rizzi Barbaresco Pajore 2006


    AWE blind tasting - slightly jammy, cinnamon hint, stemmy, herby, sharp, aggressive, a bit lifeless in the mouth at first then turns a bit more focused but this feels lazy and poorly composed, decent fruit and a really nice finish with sour cherry tones and spice soil notes that is long and drying, this might just need time to pull itself togeth... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dolcetto d'Alba Ercolino Rivetto Dolcetto d'Alba DOC Piemont W³ochy 2006


    AWE blind tasting - almonds, sweet candied tones, jammy strawberry, fat though with some dried herb tones and a hint of citrus peel easy in the mouth, dark fruit, decent freshness, a nice bitter tone adding freshness bitter almond, interesting, very well managed tannins 86-87 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Rizzi Barbaresco Nervo Fondetta 2006


    AWE blind tasting - deep, woody, strawberry tops, dirt, strawberry jam, salame, laundry detergent florality, low intensity if fresh in the mouth with shallow flavors but nice texture, lovely finish, burnished sandalwood, bitter cherry, short and simple but whats there is attractive 86-87 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2005


    AWE blind tasting - sweet oaked nose, coffee candy and smoke, some ham, lingonberry and mint, sweet oakiness right up front yields to a dilute mid-palate with nice flavors but really low key, but why? 83-84 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Prunotto Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Occhetti 2005


    AWE blind tasting - very jammy, lots of roses, sweet bay leaf, sweet fruit on entry, then rather shallow and mostly uninteresting across the palate, theres some very fine sweet tannin here, but not much flavor interest, a bit of an earthy red fruit finale, 84-85 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Prunotto Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Occhetti 2005


    AWE blind tasting - roasted fruit, balsamic, roasted meat, very fluid in the mouth, kind of refreshing but without much flavor or interest, nice bit of tar and biter raspberry, 84-85 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Well I missed an update yesterday, up too early back to late as it was. I had a ... a ... in traveling from say Alba to Asti without a car. He quickly relented and drove himself to pick up a car for me in Asti. So I started the day late and had to reschedule all my appointments and then actually cancel my afternoon appointments for today since... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy update 6

  • Today was the final day of the Alba Wine Exhibition's grand tastings. the morning session today focused on the wines of Monforte and Serralunga. As usual I was tasting blind but I did notice when we moved from Monforte to Serralunga. That medicinal character of the wines really poppoed out immediately and while I am not sure what the wines were ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy update 5

  • Renato Ratti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Torriglione 2007


    This vintage is more powerful, has more body than the year 2004 which we have tasted before. It has a great fruity taste with some spices and a lovely fresh taste. This wine is superb to light Italian dishes. Read More

    Wine review by Tristan63

  • It's late here in Alba and today was a very busy day with the early morning tasting focusing on the wines of La Morra, Verduno and Castiglione Falletto. Lots of nice wines today and certainly a more promising group that yesterdays wines from Barolo. I haven't had time to go through my notes but after the tasting I did take a look at some of my h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy update 4

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